Denver’s Flobots fuse rock, classical and hip-hop influences with socially relevant lyrics that would make Woody Guthrie proud. They have also forged a mix of community organizing and empowerment into a flourishing non-profit.
We’ll hear a track from the Flobot’s latest album Survival Story on Deep Threes Radio #4. Here’s video of a stripped down version of “Stand Up” that still comes to a full boil, from a 2009 show in Columbus, OH.
Flobots know how to burn up even the most intimate venue, but I for one could stand to brush up on my survival skills. Here’s a fascinating lesson on how to build a fire you don’t need to manage, the next best thing to a perpetual motion machine in my book.
With the leisure time you’ve freed up with that nifty fire (at least ’til your complacency contributes to a conflagration), you’ll be able to learn to play “Through The Fire And Flames” on your cell phone.